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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - December 10, 2018

Budget input to be offered


Council will get some input on the 2019 budget tonight during its first regular meeting of the new term.

Local resident Merv Ahrens will speak about how the town can ensure a “safer and greener future” for Fort Frances.

Three drivers charged

From the OPP

On Saturday around 2:15 a.m., a member of the Fort Frances OPP was advised of a traffic complaint while on patrol.

The motor vehicle was located and through conversation with the driver, the officer determined he had consumed alcohol.

Lakers snap seven-game losing streak


The Fort Frances Lakers finally got back into the win column over the weekend.

A Chase Robideau goal 13:40 into the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Lakers beat the visiting Red Lake Miners 5-3 on Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena that snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Muskies fall in 'B' final


They battled hard but a title just wasn't to be in the end for the Muskie boys' hockey team over the weekend.

The black-and-gold went 3-0-1 before falling 3-1 to the Morris Mavericks in the 'B'-side final at the annual Victoria Inns tournament in Brandon, Man.

Muskie girls clipped in SO


Their comeback attempt fell short in the end but the Muskie girls' hockey team showed great resilience in a 5-4 shootout loss to the host Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action Thursday night.

After Dryden (4-1) had taken a 2-0 lead early in the first period, Savannah McGinnis fired home a feed from Martina Woods to trim it to 2-1 after 20 minutes.

Solemn vigil

Sam Odrowski

Four candles were lit during the candlelight vigil ceremony held Thursday evening at Knox United Church here to mark the annual “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.” Those who attended also lit candles that were distributed at the beginning of the ceremony to show their respect for victims of domestic abuse.

'Stuff-a-Cruiser' campaign

Duane Hicks

OPP Auxiliary Insp. Murray Alexander, left, Debbie Alexander, and Robert Schulz were among the volunteers taking in donations of non-perishable food items outside Safeway during the annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” campaign held Saturday.

Man charged in deaths of two kids

Colette Derworiz
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—A man charged in the deaths of two young children in Edmonton was ordered by the courts earlier this fall not to have contact with their mother after an earlier assault.

Ashton Brian Lafleche, 29, appeared briefly by closed-circuit television in provincial court Friday morning.

Ontario calls for equalization overhaul

Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—For the first time in a decade, Ontario will not receive an equalization transfer from Ottawa, prompting the province's finance minister to join calls for the federal government to review how the program is set up.

Canada's finance ministers are in Ottawa for the second of their two yearly meetings, which started with a working dinner at an Ottawa hotel last night.

Few results stem from first ministers' meeting

Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to keep the peace at what began as a tension-filled first ministers' meeting Friday but had few concrete achievements to show for the day-long gathering.

Updated mammography guidelines consider woman’s preference, not only age

Health & Wellness
By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — New guidelines for breast-cancer screening are intended to give women more of a voice in their health-care decisions, taking into account their personal values and preferences rather than age and risk factor alone.

Jets romp over Flyers

Darrin Bauming
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Josh Morrissey didn't allow a two-game absence affect his play yesterday afternoon.

Morrissey returned from a lower-body injury to score the early winner, and also added two assists, as the Winnipeg Jets routed the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 7-1.

Raptors lose for second time to Bucks

Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A second loss to the Milwaukee Bucks and a slumping Kyle Lowry.

On a night that shone a spotlight on Lowry's offensive struggles, the Bucks downed Toronto 104-99 yesterday—becoming the first team to beat the league-leading Raptors twice this season.

Dolphins snag win in miracle finish

Steven Wine
The Associated Press

MIAMI—The celebratory mob scene in the corner of the end zone broke out far from Ryan Tannehill, leaving him in the open field, running and screaming as he waved his arms.

Since he couldn't find anyone to hug, he flopped to the grass on his back—the job done and the game won.

“I collapsed—just the emotion of the whole thing,” Tannehill said.

Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under wall

The Associated Press

TIJUANA, Mexico — A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum.

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

By Ken Moritsugu The Associated Press

BEIJING — China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Milder weather in forecast


Look for increasing cloudiness tonight, with an overnight low of minus-11 C (12 F) and north-northwest winds gusting up to 11 km/h.

Tomorrow will be cloudy, with a high of minus-five (23) and low around minus-eight (17).

Expect southeast winds gusting up to 11 km/h.